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to questions from parliament this week about his ties to news corp. and allegations that his culture secretary in gauged in inappropriate dealings with the news agency. and activists discussed the ability for clean energy and fossil fuels. bank the moon will be at the center for strategic and international studies to talk about the u.n. and pose conflict situations. if you could watch live coverage starting at 11:00 a.m. eastern. the house budget committee is marking up a bill to replace a $600 billion in mandatory defense cuts. they are required by law as part of last summer to raise the debt ceiling. it begins at 2:00 p.m. eastern. last week, david cameron denied having any of her free at -- and having any inappropriate interactions with rupert murdoch. it was by culture secretary and jeremy hon. >> order, an urgent question. >> mr. speaker, ask the prime minister if you will -- in respect with his dealings with news corp. to the independent adviser. >> last wednesday, i answered questions on this issue, and the culture secretary -- let me state again, i sat up to investigate the culture, et
companies-- news corp and chesapeake energy. susie, we'll have more on the issues swirling around both companies in just a moment. >> susie: meanwhile, tom, occupy wall street hoped to breathe new life into its movement with may day protests today. demonstrators marched through manhattan's financial district and protested in front of several large banks and media outlets, but in smaller numbers than marches last fall. similar protests took place other cities, including chicago, san francisco, and los angeles. he built one of the world's largest media empires. but today, rupert murdoch is being called "not fit to run" a global company. that's the conclusion of a committee of british lawmakers looking into wrongdoing by murdoch-owned newspapers in the united kingdom caught up in the phone hacking scandal, when reporters illegally obtained voicemails from celebrities and politicians. darren gersh reports on this very public slap in the face for news corp's very famous c.e.o. >> reporter: news rupert murdoch is considered by a committee of parliament to be unfit to run a global company did
hacking at one of his newspapers. the finding was less than unanimous. news corp. has shot back a statement, calling some of the committee's language unjustified and highly partisan. our business editor has more. >> rupert murdoch, until recently, seen as the world's most powerful media mogul. today, he was declared not a fit person to run an international business. he and his colleagues turned a blind guy for years to phone hacking by a journalist at the "news of the world." >> everybody in the world knows who is responsible for the wrongdoing. rupert murdoch. more than any individual life, he is to blame. morley, the dates are his. he paid the piper -- morally, the deeds are his. >> the former editor, the legal affairs manager for mr. murdoch's british newspaper, and mr. murdoch's right-hand man. all the accused of misleading mps, by telling them that hacking was limited to one reporter. today, in york, where he is still an editor for another organization. they have all rejected the damning verdict. it was the disclosure last year that the news of the world passed the phone of
in two c suites. three reporters covering three great stories right now. we begin with news corp. and that scathing report on the phone hacking scandal. came out this morning. it takes dead aim at the ceo, rupert murdoch. kayla tausche, you are up first. >> tyler, that uk parliamentary committee did issue a very searing opinion nine months after receiving testimony from james and rupert murdoch concluding that news corp. exhibited willful blindness in dealing with the phone hacking scandal. the final report passed the committee by a slim margin with a 6-4 vote. news corp. has yet to respond. it likely will have to when it reports earnings next wednesday. the younger murdoch, james, as you said did get off fairly easy compared to the elder rupert. deemed not fit to run a major company. not a fit person to exercise the stewardship of a major international company. conservatives voted against that part of the opinion. concerned that it would actually exert undue influence over a decision by the uk broadcast regulator ofcom certainly evaluating whether news corp. is a fit and proper
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of his newspapers. the finding was less than unanimous and news corp. has shot back a statement calling some of the committee's language "unjustified and harley -- and justified and highly partisan." >> rupert murdoch, until recently seen as the world's most powerful media mogul today declared not fit to run an international business because the minister say he and his colleagues turned a blind eye for years to phone hacking by journalists at the news of the world. >> everybody in the world knows who is responsible for the wrongdoing in news corp., rupert murdoch. more than any individual alive, he is to blame. morley, the deeds are his. he paid the piper and he caught all to the tin. >> the committee was even more damning about three of murdoch's colleagues. the former editor of news of the world come at the lead and affairs manager of the british newspaper and for decades mr. murdoch's right hand man. all accused of saying hacking was limited to the work of a single row reporter. all are facing the possibility that the whole house of commons may find them guilty of contempt. today in
the scale of phone hacking. news corp. shot back at the statement, calling some of the language unjustified and highly partisan. our business editor of reports. >> rupert murdoch seen as the world's most powerful media mogul. today, declared not a fit person to run an international business. he and his colleagues turned a blind eye for years to a phone hacking by journalists at the news of the world. >> everybody in the world knows who is responsible. will part murdoch. more than any individual alive, he is to blame. morally, the deeds are his. he pay the piper. >> the committee was arguably even more damning about his colleagues. the former editor, the legal affairs manager, and his right- hand man. all accused of misleading impi'' by telling them packing was limited to the work of a single reporter. the whole house of commons may find them guilty of contempt. they have all rejected the damage verdict. it was a disclosure last year that the news of the world had the phone of a murdered teenager that turned it into a story of national importance. the roster of prominent people this privacy
buying opportunity. >> we're going to go to julia boorstin on news corp. earnings. >> that's right. news corp. earnings are coming out at 37 cents of earnings, adjusted earnings a share. 8.4 billion in revenue. the company was expected to have flat revenue so this revenue is up 2% and earnings beating expectations by 6 cents. a year ago it was 20 cents. earnings and revenue coming in better than expected driven by the cable division up from 735 million a year ago. strength in those divisions and rupert murdoch stressing the importance of global growth. so news corp. is reminding that it's a global economy. the earnings call is coming up at 4:30 eastern. back to you. >> we'll be back to you as news develops. the company has been on a stock buyback industry. again, we're waiting on cisco and the company just reporting 48 cents a share. 48 cents a share on cisco. now, the estimate calls for a profit of 47 cents a share. the company is coming out with 48 cents the revenue looks right in line. we're getting our revenue number here of $11.6 billion on cisco. look at the stock which closed toda
blasting news corp. chief rupert murdoch, calling him, quote, unfit to oversee the very media em pair that he started that's been riddled with allegations of corruption and inappropriate behavior. they say he turned a blind eye to the phone hacking scandal that shuttered his biggest tabloid and forced his son to design but also spread to other wings of his media dynasty including those in the united states. nbc news national investigative correspondent michael isikoff has more details. they weren't holding back the words, michael, at least the british lawmakers, in coming out against the 81-year-old rupert murdoch. >> reporter: exactly, thomas. this report is a bombshell. as recently as yesterday the british press, the guardian which has been the best uncovering the story had been focusing on what the report would say about james murdoch, rupert's son, and the heir apparent for the company and whether he misled the company. and i think misled the house of commons. but what nobody expected is that this was going to go right to the top to rupert murdoch, and what it says has widespread
an investigation, potential investigation into news corp. is what senator lautenberg had to say. >> there is evidence that news corporation has been involved in a broad range of misconduct, reaching the highest levels of the new york-based company, and involving actions in the uk and the u.s. now, if we look at the lister, and we see these are senior people from the company, from the news corp. and they applied for renewal of the license in 2007, 2007. five years ago. and despite this long list, the fcc has not announced any plans for proactive investigation into whether or not news corp. -- in the u.s. and i give this to each one of you. what does it take for the fcc to begin an investigation? >> guest: obviously we have important responsibilities under the law we are aware of the serious issues that we see in the uk. these matters may come before the fcc. i think would be an appropriate -- inappropriate for us to prejudge him, and also inappropriate to speak about any investigations we -- spent we're talking about an action that has to be taken. >> we don't comment as of agenc
hacking. >> everybody in the world knows who is responsible for the wrongdoing of news corp. >> news corp responded in the past few hours calling the report unjust identified and highly partisan. the investigative correspondent michael isikoff joins us. you have exclusive details. for people who believe this is just across the pond, obviously news corp is based here in the states and this will trickle to what we're seeing here. >> exactly. news corp has already been facing an escalating justice department investigation into alleged bribes in russia, in china, and in the united kingdom. the payments to those british police officers by news of the world reporters. so while this report doesn't have any direct bearing on those investigations, it does provide some powerful new ammunition for shareholder lawsuits against news corp and big institutional investors who have been pressing the company to make major changes in its management structure, and loosen the murdoch family grip on the company. ro rupert was one of the highest paid in the united states last year, including getting a $12.5 mil
murdoch and his news corp.'s company. saying "when coupled with its conduct in the united states, it is clear that news corp. has engaged in a pattern of misbehavior that disqualifies it from holding broadcast licenses." meanwhile, news corp. firing back against that british report which said that rupert murdoch was not a fit person. that's a quote, to run a major international company saying that very conclusion was "unjustified and highly partisan." so what does it mean for the future of rupert murdoch and his media empire? let's get to a contributor from "newsweek" and "the daily beast." he joins us this morning from london. nice to see you. thanks for being with us. i appreciate it. in addition to all we were talking about yesterday happening in parliament. the u.s. department of justice is also investigating. so how does what we heard yesterday out of where you are in england affect that investigation here in the united states? >> well, phone hacking isn't within the remit of the department of justice's investigation. i think you probably know that's probably more likely to
. five days ago, rupert murdoch admitted there was a cover-up and is corporate we find news corp. carried out an extensive cover-up of its rampant lawbreaking. it is -- its most senior executives repeatedly misled parliament and the two men at the top who were in charge of the company must now answer for that. in the view of the majority of committee members, report murdoch is not fit to run an international company like bskyb. i am disappointed that they felt they could not support sections 216 through 229 of the report. many of the hacking victims have still not been informed of what was done to them. report murdoch has not said his last apology to the families of murdered children. let us also remember that the scandal cost many hundreds of journalists, anacin journalists their jobs. they find it hard to find work. i know this because i have provided references for number of them. parliament was misled. that we now know. there was issues we could not get to the bottom of because of time constraints, decisions of the committee not to proceed, or because they fall out our [unintelligible
corp.? joining us from new york emily bell, digital journalism and the graduate school of journalism and a fortunatelier digital -- welcome. >> hello, howie. no conservative members of parliament voted for that language, and it still seemed to echo around the world. >> it's a pretty strong statement to save one of the major business figures of the late 20th and early 21st century, which is that he is unfit to run his corporation. this is the outcome of what i guess is best known here as the poly panel. this is the select committee where rupert murdoch was being pied almost a year ago. once the findings have been very rez nant and reported around the world, it doesn't actually mean a whole heap in terms of a direct threat to his government for the company. >> could this, though, create, generate, accelerate a serious push to shove murdoch aside as head of news corp.? he is 81 years old, and clearly his image and that of his company have sustained some damage here. >> there are several threats here. the parliamentary select committee is chorus gating, but it doesn't have much power ove
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the scale of phone hacking at one of his newspapers. the finding was less than unanimous and news corp. shot back and called some of the language unjustified and highly partisan. >> rupert murdoch, until recently was seen as the world's most powerful media mogul. today, he was declared as not a fit person to run an international business because he and his colleagues turned a blind eye to phone hacking by journalists at the "news of the world." individual than any alive, rupert murdoch is to blame. morally, these deeds are his. he paid the piper, he called the tune. >> the committee was even more damning about three of his colleagues. the former editor of the closed news of the world, the legal affairs manager for mr. murdoch's british newspaper, and his right-hand man. all are accused of misleading because in part they had been aware of an e-mail that hacking was more widespread than the company admitted. they said this was the work of a single reporters. they have been found guilty of misleading mp's. they have all rejected the verdict. it was a disposal last year that they have to the pho
is apologize. >> reporter: murdoch's company news corps said it would respond to the short shortly. the house of commons will decide punishment for three company executives accused of giving false accounts of the phone hacking. more than 40 people associated with the scandal have been arrested so far. murdoch has also paid out millions to settle multiple lawsuits. >> again news corps apologized for the phone hacking scanned arl in a statement -- scandal today in a statement. he shut down news of the world last july. >>> london is gearing up for the summer olympic games. coming up, we'll tell you why some are upset over plans to place heavy artillery in strategic spots. >>> and we'll tell you why investigators are calling a fire at an old new england mill suspicious. we'll be right back. >>> the tallest building in new york is once again in lower manhattan. one world trade center has surpassed the empire state building. manuel gallegus explains. >> reporter: the recovery in lower manhattan reached new heights with the placement of this steel beam. the first column of the 100th floor of one wor
. >>> the dow bounces back. news corp. strikes back and why even a losing lottery ticket is worth holding on to. your early morning business headlines is straight ahead. >>> plus, jessica simpson takes on a role of a lifetime. >>> coming up, the sixers run past the bulls, paul pierce shoots down the hawks and a rookie steps up for the devils. you're watching "early today." >>> good morning and welcome back to "early today." i'm lynn berry. >>> egyptian officials say at least nine people were killed in violent clashes during protests in cairo. this morning's violence comes just weeks before egypt's presidential elections. >>> opposition leader in myanmar, aung san suu kyi, has taken the oath of office to become an official member of parliament. the 66-year-old nobel peace prize winner joins a new political system after 49 years of military rule. >>> a man who was born in bosnia was convicted yesterday in a terror plot to hit new york stay's subways with suicide bombs. and now faces a possible life sentence. two former classmates pleaded guilty in the conspiracy two years ago and testified agains
of it. >>> bill thanks so much. >>> coming up the dow bounces back, news corp strikes back. why a losing lottery ticket is worth holding on to. business headlines are straight ahead. >>> jessica simpson takes on the role of a lifetime. >>> coming up the sixers win past the bulls. paul pierce shoolts past the devils you're watching early today. >>> good morning welcome back to "early today" i'm lynn berry. here are top headlines. >>> the opposition leader in myanmar, has taken the oak to become an official of parliament. joins a new system after 49 years of military rule. >>> a man who was born in bosnia was convicted yesterday in a terror plot to hit the subways in new york with suicide bombs, faces possible life sentence. two former classmates pleaded guilty in the conspiracy and testified against him. >>> a fugitive on the run for more than two years is under arrest for allegedly running a scam that collected $100 million in donations from people who thought they were helping u.s. navy veterans. little if any of the money was used to benefit veterans. >>> in oklahoma, michael seltzer w
into better health care. >>> news corp.'s board of directors is sticking with the boss. on wednesday the board said it has full confidence in rupert murdoch. the announcement comes a day after a panel of british lawmakers said murdoch is unfit to lead his media empire after last year's tabloid phone-hacking scandal. the ruling could force news corp. to sell its shares in satellite network british sky broadcasting. >>> amazon says it will start making its own television shows. the company plans to develop original series this year. consumers will be able to watch on its streaming service. amazon instant video. google, hulu and netflix are making plans to have original content. >>> target says it will stop selling amazon's kindle e-reader at all of its stores and website. the decision comes just as apple is said to open kiosks in more than two dozen target stores. apple and amazon are tangling for dominance in the tabloid computer market. make way for the apple train through target. >> that's got to be a blow. >> a big one. >> absolutely. thanks, ashley. >>> straight ahead, your thursday morning
culture secretary hunt defended his handling news corp's takeover into b.y.b. he said he was sympathetic to the bid made by rupert murdoch but it didn't make him unsuitable to rule on it. the aircraft is on its way back to earth after its landmark mission to the international space station. the first privately-owned shuttle was released by a robotic arm. it is due 16:00 g.m.t. now a massive mann hunt is under way in canada after human body parts were sent in the post to two political parties. 29-year-old luca has been named by police in montreal as their main suspect. one of the blood-soaked packages containing a human foot was sent to the offices of canada's governing conservative parties. we report. >> luca has a long and controversial profile on the internet under several on a demonstrational flight after the flight crashed. >> rescue workers had been looking for the flight data recorder ever since the russian-made passenger jet crashed into the side of the mountain. earlier they just found cockpit flight recorder not the flight data recorder. it's hopeful now investigators will be
letter you said this -- in terms of how far this has spread. guest: the actions of news corp. and britain were of little impact in america because of the law that control american-owned companies. news corp. owns british subsidiary's but controlled by u.s. law. as melanie's group says, things they do in britain reflect on the parent company in new york, but therefore may reflect on their ability to hold u.s. licenses. guest: they may have violated the foreign corrupt practices act. news corp. officials may have brought officials and great britain and if they did in fact private official that would be an american company paying to bribe foreign officials. that is one clear set of violations. and in fact, the 11 senate inquiry in great britain received a statement from rupert murdoch admitting he was cooperating with the department of justice on such an inquiry. there is also a separate inquiry, as i understand, whether there was phone hacking in the united states. there was an allegation made last summer that a u.s. police officer had been offered money to obtain phone records of victims o
to the news corp. bid, the culture secretary followed up. he acted fairly and impartially and line with the advice of his permanent secretary. as he sat at in his statement last wednesday, he acted against the interest of news corp. on four k decisions, referring the bid to the competition commission, on refusing to accept news corp.'s undertaking without advice first from oft and extending the consultation and on going back oft-comm on the importance of phone hacking. i see no evidence that he acted in a way that was contrary to the ministerial codes. in terms of the sectaries, the chairman of approved the approach. that included small number of people acting as contact points with these corporations as is required and rollins to process. required and follows in the process. it is quite clear that this contact became improper and inappropriate and went on the requirements set out by the secretary of state or the permanent secretary. that is why the special adviser resigned and he was right to do so. there are correct procedures to follow in this regard and they ne to be followed
's relationship with rupert murdoch's news corp.. then president obama stop advisor defends the use of drones. later, a discussion on the killing of osama bin laden one year ago. special adviser adam smith resigned last week after testimony by james murdoch. today, david cameron denied inappropriate dealings with rupert and james murdoch over the deal for british sky broadcasting. he was in front of the house of commons where he also defended the culture secretary. this is about an hour. >> an urgent question, mr. ed miliband. >> i would ask the prime minister if he would refer the conduct in respect to his dealings with ms. corp. to the independent adviser on ministerial inquiry? >> thank you. last wednesday i answered questions on this issue at prime minister questions. >> let me set out the position again. i sat out the levenson inquiry last summer to question the ethical at practices of the media and the relations between the media and the police and the media and politicians. it is a full inquiry with evidence given under oath and full access to papers and records. no government before h
himself who founded the organization has been the director of news international and not just of news corp.. one thing we set out is the human cost of phone hacking and other wrongdoing to which i contributed. it was not just a technical trip, a victimless potential crime, but the human cost is laid bare in some of the statements agreed finally by news corp. in open court and wayside one part of those statements that -- that of charlotte church and her family. >> thank you. the report talks about our astonishment at the failure of the company to investigate fully and uncover incidents of phone hacking from the period of the court and taylor settlement through 2010 and 2011. there were plenty of flights flashing on the dashboard to suggest a greater investigation was needed. i am looking at the pivotal role of james murdoch in the gordon taylor case, we have been minded to follow precisely the evidence we were given, which does not contradict anything he said to the committee and therefore it is not possible to say he misled parliament. we can be critical of the actions at that time. of the
about the economy, the lack. >> when was it in 2009, that news corp. begin to hatch the idea to acquire the remaining shares in bskyb? >> it was, until it was probably pretty late but actually it was probably, i remember there was a meeting in the summertime about it in los angeles, in august, but starting to come together thinking would it be possible to do that. >> i'll come back to the. mr. cameron is probably best to deal with this chronologically and, therefore, please look at jr jm 10. these are meetings with leaders of the opposition. we can see a number of meetings. this is page 02863. in 2006-2007, and 2008. who is mr. at lincoln? >> i don't remember. i think a banker he was assembling business leaders to listen to the leader of the opposition, talk about his attitude towards enterprise, i recall. >> that's an early stage. did you have any doubts about mr. cameron's suitability to be prime minister? >> i don't think i would have thought of it in that way really. i met him occasionally but most of these were sort of at social events organized, other persons house and things like
: the former ed tore of news corps disclosed her ties to top former british politicians. former and current. last july, she resigned as chief executive of news international, news corps british operation, and they closed down the "news of the world," after it was revealed recorders hacked voice mail accounts of people they were covering and news corps is part of our parent company. >>guest: rebecca brooks spent six hours giving evidence to the inquiry looking into media ethics and questioned about her relationship with prime minister cameron saying he offered support after she was forced to step down from the role as chef executive and sent her a message to keep her head up and she said she attended social functions with the prime minister and other leaders but played down her influence over the key politicians saying if a politician or prime minister ever put a friend first, that would be seen as a not appropriate, and she says claims of frequent communication with prime minister cameron have been exaggerated saying they merely exchanged messages once a week, at most. >>guest: if. i mean,
to make with you. there is evidence that news corp. has been involved in a broad range of misconduct reaching the highest levels of the new york based company and involving actions in the u.k. in the u.s.. if we look at the list here, these are senior people from the subsidy. they apply for renewal of license in 2007, 2007, five years ago. despite this long list the fcc has not announced any plans for proactive investigation into whether or not news corp. has broadcast license in the u.s.. i can trust this to each one of you. what does it take for the fcc to begin an investigation? >> obviously we have important responsibilities under the law. we have serious issues that we see in the u.k.. these matters man come before the sec. it would be appropriate for us to prejudge them and appropriate any investigations -- >> we're talking about an action. >> we don't comment as other agencies don't comment on the status of investigations. obviously we have important responsibilities that we will take seriously. it is important that we not prejudge it. >> important to take seriously the head o
girl. the details are next. s are nex . >>> a panel of british lawmakers called news corp chairman and ceo robert murdoch unfit to run his global media epwire. it comes after -- empire. it comes after an inquiry to a phone-hack scandal. news corp, by the way, is the parent company of fox 5. david lee miller has more. >> reporter: a powerful group of british lawmakers issues a report on the phone hacking scandal. the culture, media and sports select committee said that parliament was misled about the scale of phone hacking at one of the company's tabloids, the news of the world. and news international is the british division of robert murdoch's news are the world. >> the chairman of the international misled the committee in 2009 in not telling the truth about the payment made to clive goodman and his roll in authorizing them and the payments of the legal fees. >> reporter: the committee report lid divided over the harsh criticism of murdoch, although he's not accused of misleading him, he should ultimately be prepared to take responsibility. >> in the view of the majority of committ
.  >>> a powerful group of british lawmakers today called news corps chairman and ceo rupert murdoch unfit to run his global media empire. lawmakers claim parliament was misled about the scale of the phone hacking scandal at the news of the world tabloid. the committee is reportedly divided over the harsh criticism of murdoch who is not accused of misleading par. >>> him. however, the committee said he -- parliament himself. however, the come tie said he should be able to take -- the committee said he should be able to take responsibility. >> the majority of the committee feels rube either murdoch is not fit to run -- rupert murdoch is not fit to run the company. >> news corps is the parent company of fox 5. >>> former white house party crasher and winery owner tareq salahi has a few big things going on, being sued by virginia attorney general ken cuccinelli and is running against him for governor. salahi says he's pro business and wants less government involvement in people's lives. he says he's been involved in politics before on both sides of the aisle. >> no. that was one part of my life, the
lawmakers says executives of news corp. mislead parliament over the phone hacking scandal this comes a few months after news corp. chairman rupert murdoch and his son james murdoch testified before a particle meantry committee, the findings say -- particle meantry parliamentary committee, findings say they ignored evidence, covered up wrong doing it also says rupert murdoch is unfit to lead a major global company. news corp. is the parent company of fox 5. >> traffic alert to bring you now with information just in, to fox 5, there are some back ups happening, right now, as cars come off the 14th street bridge near 14th and independence, southwest, as they come off the 14th street bridge, coming into washington, this is due to an investigation of suspicious powder reported at the department of agriculture. if we get more information we will bring it to you. >>> coming up, dc judges answering your questions today, how you can take part. >> and miss america, laura kefler is in studio, she is in town for the annual power of a dream gala once the daughter of an incarcerated parent she is here
materials from investigators. martin, certainly a big day for the news corp. what do you think the broader implications of this are for rupert murdoch? >> well, at the moment, there are two requirements going on. there is this criminal inquiry which resulted in rebekah brooks, both of whom have been charged with conspiracy for allegedly hiding computer records over a period in july when police officers were looking for them. and that's included her show officer and personal assistance. that is also a problem because, of course, rebekah brooks was and is a close friend of david cameron, the prime minister of the uk. she was texting him twice a day during his election campaign in 2010. if she is found guilty, she could face a sentence of anything up to about 12 years in prison, although reading the reports earlier today, the expectatio expectations is that if she's found guilty, she could go to prison for two years. >> we also know, ben, that there is a department of justice investigation as to news corp. activities here in the u.s., whether they have been hacking into phones in 9/11 and 9/1
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-known provincial lawyer who has multiple sclerosis-- to take on a global media titan. >> i'd heard of news corp. before all this. i don't think they had heard of me. i think now they've heard of me. >> bergman: the response from the chief counsel at news of the world was surprising. the top lawyer has someone call you and say, can i come see you? and you're up in manchester? >> i mean, it was the mountain coming to mohammed, rather than mohammed going to the mountain. if he'd have phoned me up saying, "you know what, we don't think you've got a case. however, we're going to give you £10,000, 15,000, to settle it without any admission of liability," my client would probably have had to accept that and the case would all have been over. but they didn't do that. it was obvious that there was something bigger, and because of that, i asked for damages of £250,000 at that time. >> mark lewis is an interesting character. i always say he doesn't have a fear gene. i mean, i didn't know him at the time, but from the outset, i suppose you could say he was the first person to stand up and confront these
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